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For live, brief weekly updates of county news, tune in Wednesdays to the Zia Country Morning Show at approximately 7:15 a.m. at 99.5 on your dial, and on Magic 105 at approximately 7:50 a.m., and on Your Morning Show at approximately 8:15 a.m. on KVLC, 101-Gold. On Thursday mornings, you can tune in to the KGRT Morning Country Show at approximately 7:15 a.m., then on KSNM 98.7 from about 8:25-8:33, and finally on HOT 103.1's Morning Show (approx. 8:10-8:15.

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  • Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert T. Apodaca will be among the featured speakers Monday, Nov. 22, as Doña Ana County is awarded a $100,000 drug abuse prevention and education grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed all day Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, to commemorate Thanksgiving. Emergency services and law enforcement will not be affected.

    The South Central Solid Waste Transfer Center and the county’s solid-waste convenience stations in Anthony, La Mesa, Hill, Butterfield, Mesquite, La Union, Hatch and Garfield will reopen Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999.

  • Several Doña Ana County residents may already have received solicitations from a purported charitable organization called the “Foundation for Disabled Firefighters New Mexico Campaign.”

    At the request of the Doña Ana County Fire Marshal and Manager’s offices, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General researched the organization responsible for sending the solicitations.

  • A bird caught in power lines near the Doña Ana County Detention Center caused a power outage Thursday morning, Oct. 28, 1999, at about 8:30 a.m., but the detention center itself was not affected.

    Capt. Joe Alvarez said the facility’s back-up generators came on immediately and provided full power to the facility while crews from El Paso Electric Company isolated the cause of the power failure and made repairs.

  • The Third Annual Tri-State Circuit Bicycle Race will be held Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, along several of the major roads in the Santa Teresa area.

    In conjunction with the New Mexico State Highway Department and Doña Ana County, organizers of the race have arranged for large portions of Airport Road, McNutt Road and the International Beltway (Artcraft Road) to be closed to motor vehicle traffic during the race.

  • Doña Ana County has filled three upper-management positions, as listed below.


    Paul T. Dugie has been named director of the Doña Ana County Flood Commission. Dugie holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University. He is a graduate of Silver City High School.

  • Each week, Doña Ana County residents call for information about some basic services. Here, then, is a recap of some of the most common questions and their answers.

    How can I reach the county offices without paying for the call?

    Doña Ana County residents who live outside the City of Las Cruces calling area may reach the main county switchboard in Las Cruces by dialing

    What happens when my pet is picked up by Animal Control in the county?

  • The second of four public meetings designed to gather input about the future of the five-mile perimeter around Las Cruces known as the Extra Territorial Zone (ETZ) will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Clyde Tombaugh Elementary School.

  • Lt. Cheryl Roach has been named interim administrator of the Doña Ana County Detention Center. Roach will fill the position vacated by Jeffery Garbow’s resignation, which became effective Oct. 1.

    Doña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias said Roach brings to the interim position an impressive amount of energy, institutional knowledge and the respect of her fellow officers and supervisors.

  • Fresh tortillas from Rincon will be a reality soon, thanks to the hard work and vision of many people in the area who have worked to bring a cooperative grain mill to the community. At the Sept. 27 meeting of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, a $300,000 loan from the State of New Mexico will be accepted for the purpose of building a rail spur to serve the mill.